EXPERIENCE A COMPLETE LIFE
~ From Childhood, to Parenthood and Everything in Between ~
ERIN E. SMYTHE, LMHC, LPC
Erin has her MA in Community Counseling from Denver Seminary, Littleton, CO with an emphasis on child & family therapy. She also has a BA in Elementary Education from North Park University in Chicago, IL. Working with children since high school, Erin has worked in many roles including camp counselor, director of a Sunday School program, in-home child-care provider, and an elementary school teacher. Since 2011, she has been working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in therapeutic settings.
Erin has extensive experience applying cognitive behavioral strategies with certifications in the evidenced based practices of CBT, DBT, MATCH, and TF-CBT. Further, since 2015, she has trained and consulted with therapists in these specific modalities. Through the usage of Cognitive behavioral strategies, Erin has been successful in assisting young adults, adults, and families from all walks of life to better deal with life-transitions stress, re-build positive relationships, improve mal-adaptive behaviors, increase in self-esteem, heal from past traumatic experiences, and decrease anxiety/depression symptoms. She also provides therapeutic support for persons in the LGBTQ community.
In her work with children/adolescents, Erin loves to use play-therapy, musical & artistic interventions, and a child’s preferred interests to engage young people in the therapeutic process and allow them to take ownership of their own growth. Erin has a few years of experience in supporting parents and guardians with experience in Parent Management Training and attachment theories. She is able to provide parenting supports for families with this need.
In all, Erin is passionate about supporting children, adolescents, adults, and families in healthy growth and healing through life’s challenges. She is hopeful that in working with her, you will begin to see change in your circumstances, moving forward to a more balanced lifestyle.